Special Thanks

To the beautiful humans who contributed to this project: Lesley Balla, Daniel Chun, Shawna Dawson, Corianda Dimes, Michael Doneff, Susan Hosmer, Lucy Lean, Dorothy Maras, Jamie McGuire, Erica Ross, Lesley Suter, Jannis Swerman, Bradley Tuck, and so many more. 

Jakob is a LA-based food photographer with expertise in restaurant and bar photography. He was the founding photo editor of Time Out LA and now regularly freelances for publications as well as brand marketing campaigns. His images have been published in newspapers and magazines such as Bon Appétit, GQ, The New York TimesT: The New York Times Style Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, Condé Nast Traveler, SPIN, and Esquire

HQ Collective

LA Loves Puerto Rico is realized by the combined efforts of the Los Angeles food and cocktail community, from talented chefs and bartenders to wondrous publicists and journalists. Helping to shape the grassroots organizing vehicle are Andrea Sun and Edward Allen of marketing firm HQ Collective: she's clocked almost 20 years in the restaurant industry, and he's logged two decades of work in Democratic politics and presidential campaigns.